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Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Nov. 12, 2018 12:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively...

Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show

Nov. 11, 2018 2:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that Democrats have captured control of the House for the next two years, the party's most senior members are poised to regain the wide-ranging power of committee chairmanships. While some of the Democrats have gained fame in feuds with President Donald Trump, others are relatively...

APNewsBreak: Racial bias probed at Coast Guard Academy

Nov. 1, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school's leadership, the agency said Thursday. The investigation will bring a new layer of scrutiny to the...

Watchdog: US unprepared for 'zero tolerance' immigration

Oct. 2, 2018 9:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration officials were not prepared this summer to manage the consequences of a "zero tolerance" policy at the Southwest border, which resulted in the separation of nearly 3,000 children from their parents, Homeland Security's watchdog said in a report made public on Tuesday. The...